OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -The Golden State Warriors acquired Marcus Williams from the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday, filling their need for a backup point guard.
The Warriors, who lost Baron Davis to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, traded a conditional first-round draft pick to the Nets for Williams, a first-round pick in 2006.
Williams averaged 5.9 points and 2.6 assists in 53 games with the Nets last season after missing the first 23 games with a broken right foot. He made the NBA's all-rookie second team in 2007 after a three-year career at Connecticut.
Monta Ellis is expected to become Golden State's starting point guard in the upcoming season, but the only other point guard on the Warriors' roster after Davis' departure was unproven youngster C.J. Watson.
``We felt that we needed to acquire another point guard and a player who is capable of running our offense and expanding our depth,'' said Chris Mullin, the Warriors' top basketball executive. ``We feel that Marcus can contribute to our cause next season.''
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